A little over a week ago the great Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Escape From New York, Swamp Thing, Creepshow) took to Facebook to deny her involvement in Victor Salva’s now-filming Jeepers Creepers 3. She was cast, and was even listed on the production’s call sheets. So what happened? It’s been alleged to us through people in contact with Barbeau that she bailed when learning of Salva’s horrific and disturbing past (although Adrienne herself tells us this is NOT the case; edited March 14, 2017); it’s no secret that Victor Salva, the director of all three films, is a convicted child molester. With Barbeau exiting the production, which is currently underway in Baton Rouge, They Live‘s Meg Foster (who recently starred in Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem) looks to have replaced her. Thanks to Mike for the tip.
As we continue to share: We at Bloody Disgusting acknowledge and condemn the crimes committed by Victor Salva, but we also do not believe it is our place to filter the news and will continue to deliver Jeepers Creepers headlines. We leave it up to you to decide if you will support his films or not, and you can read our stance on the subject here.
The original 2001 movie starred Justin Long and Gina Philips as a brother and sister who run across a creature known as the Creeper, who feasts on body parts to make it part of its own. The sequel Jeepers Creepers 2 followed in 2003.
The third film sees Philips return as Trish, who now worries that years later, the Creeper (once again played by Jonathan Breck) will take her son, just as it did her brother. Her solution is to go after the Creeper herself.
“Trish Jenner is now a mother of a teenage son named Darry, named after the brother she lost 23 years ago. Trish has a recurring nightmare where her son suffers the same fate as her brother did, killed by the Creeper. Determined to prevent this from happening, Trish, who is now a rich and powerful woman, sets out on a final quest with Jack Taggart Sr. and Jr. to end the Creeper’s reign of terror once and for all. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.”